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medical condition, we are learn manager tonight about the string of bizarre traffic accidents involving u.s. commerce secretary, john bryson. the white house says he suffered a seizure causing the two collisions. bryson has been issue add felony citation. not been arrested. tom fitzgerald has more on his medical condition and taking a look at what is next. >> any time a u.s. cabinet secretary is charged with a crime it is bound to make news but the obama administration monday, quickly rushed to point out that the cause of the charges against the secretary of commerce john bryson were not malicious but medical. almost a year ago president obama picked john bryson to take the wheel of the commerce department. >> john is going to be an important part of my economic team. >> now, important health concerns surround the secretary, suffering a see your that led to back to back car crashes. we do have a felony hit and run that occurred and in our
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neighboring jurisdiction. >> reporter: los angeles county sheriff's officials say he was driving alone saturday when he hit a car while waiting for a passing train. >> he got out of the vehicle made contact, got back in his vehicle, struck that vehicle a second time. >> reporter: the occupant followed him, called police, later he was found unconscious and injured in his vehicle. >> the president has not spoke within the sec. >> reporter: jay carney says the white house chief of staff spoke with bryson monday. >> we are suberously concerned about the -- obviously concerned about the incident and secretary bryson's health related issue that is play add role in this incident. >> reporter: in a statement the commerce department said quote he suffered a seizure, was taken to hospital for examination, and remained overnight for observation. he was released and returned to washington. investigation is ongoing, secretary bryson has no public events scheduled today.
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they can have very different types of presentation. >> reporter: in some people, seizures can strike in different degrees of intensity. >> some are debilitating, ongoing a day, some people have had one in their life and never again. >> reporter: secretary bryson was on personal time with no security detail, and given medication to treat the seizure. he has been on the job only since october and remains a bit of a mystery here in washington. he is due to turn 69 years old, next month. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. the 68-year-old is a former utility exec, sworn in to lead the commerce department in october, bryson is a member of president obama's economic team and worked to promote job creation advised several energy issues including the clean energy sector. sticking with politics, republicans going after
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attorney general eric holder, they are holding a vote next week claiming he is in contempt of congress for refusing to hand over information. holder alluded to the controversy today, appearing at the league of women voters national convention. he made light of the situation amid-talk of potential problems with voter id laws. now i realize some questioned motives and mischaracterized your efforts, believe me, i know how you feel. [ laughter ] chef >> but the clear and simple fact is that this work never has been and never should be about politics, or partisan manoeuvring. fast and furious operation, allowing some 2,000 weapons across the border, to mexico into the hands of cartel members. justice department and atf say they were unaware. unmanned navy drone crashed on maryland as eastern shore. happened around noon during a
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routine air flight. the 44-foot rq 4 a global hawk drone crashed in a tributary. there were no injuries or damage to problemmerty. the navy says the -- property. the navy says the global hawk drone, comes with a $176 million price tag. news edge on dc, it has been a dark week for the dc council. can a new leader move the council away from con to trouveres. on wednesday -- controversy. on wednesday 12 remaining council members will choose a temporary leader voters will pick a permanent leader in november. >> i want to apologize, from the bottom of my heart. >> reporter: it has been a terrible year for dc council, the chairman stepping down last week, and earlier this year, ward 5 councilmember harry thomas junior did the same. both charged with felony. now, the fight is on for new leadership of the council, councilmember phil mendhelson and vincente orange appeared on
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fox 5 morning news monday. both are considered in the running to lead the council, temporarily. >> now the council needs to pull together, work together, and we've got a lot of work to do to rebuild trust, citizens should have in the government,. >> other things are going to happen. we are in uncertain times. this storm is here. you are in the eye of the storm and there is going to be other shoes that will fall but in the meantime we have the obligation to move the city forward. >> reporter: orange and mendhelson are not under investigation but they have both admitted to taking campaign contributions from well known fundraiser jeffrey thompson. you will remember thompson's home and office were raided by the fbi, a few months ago >> i am clean p. that is what we need, clean leadership, get busy and move the city forward. >> i have and i think all my colleagues have been forthcoming in providing information to the u.s.
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attorneys office regarding, you know, answering their questions. >> reporter: also monday, dc elections officials announced a special election, to fill the chairman's seat. it will take place during the already scheduled general election on november 6th. that will save tax payers some money but how much, is still being determined. we really don't know, until we know how many candidates will be on the ballot how many questions will be on the ballot whether we will have a one page ballot, two page ballot, front and back. >> reporter: when it comes to special election, to fill kwame brown's seat petitions will be available this coming friday. each candidate, will need to get 3,000 signatures, to get their name on the ballot. in northwest, matt hack lynn, fox 5 news. trial of jerry sandusky, is under way in pennsylvania. he faces 52 charges of child sex abuse accusing him of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15 year period. opening statements began with the prosecution painting him as
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a serial predator, defense accused alleged victims of having a financial interest. one of those alleged victims took the stand today with disturbing testimony telling the jury, sandusky would send him love letters saying quote he made me feel like i was his girlfriend. this morning the prosecution opened the door justice, and what we saw was not pretty. and foretold of the types of abuse these victims will be forced to testify about. judge opted not to sequester the jury saying he trusts them to avoid reading or watching reports about the case. >> ahead at 6:00 p.m., a controversial commencement speech. >> none of you is special. >> blunt remarks at a high school graduation is raising a few eyebrows. well, we have had a lot stretch going today 90 degrees, yesterday 92, hottest we have been so far this year. we will cool it down but will require putting an umbrella up. we will talk about the forecast
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in a few minutes. lyndsey what is going on in sports. >> rain held off for the french open. bryce harper talks about not putting on the brakes in yesterday's game. those stories and more coming up later in sports. if you have a story idea call that number. we are back back 
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when mitt romney says "planned parenthood we're gonna get rid of that." romney is saying he'll deny women the birth control and cancer screenings they depend on. when romney says "do i believe the supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? yes." he's saying he'll deny women the right to make their own medical decisions
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and when his campaign can't say whether he'd support equal pay protections. "and we'll get back to you on that." romney's putting your paycheck at risk. planned parenthood action fund is responsible for the content of this advertising because mitt romney is out of touch and wrong for women. parents and students at a northeast dc high school are four rows over the school systems -- furious over the school systems decision not to reinstate their principal. phelps architecture and engineering high school has transformed under michael johnson's leadership test scores increased, students secured millions of scholarships and every student in the first senior class just graduated they don't accept the
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explanation this is a personnel matter. >> we are not interested. what we are interested in is what sort of objective criteria can you point us to, that would necessitate or even substantiate, leadership change of phelps. school system disrupts schools when it makes decisions like this without telling parents why. pretty cool story a massachusetts high school teacher gave quite an unconventional graduation speech. >> you are not special, you are not exceptional, contrary to what your u 9 soccer trophy suggests, your glowing second grade report card, despite every assurance of a purple dinosaur, your batty aunt silvia, your maternal caped crusader swooped in to save you, you are nothing special. the english teacher said he told the students exactly what they needed to hear >> i took seriously, the
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responsibility of sending these kids off into the world. and to go out there with unrealistic expectations or unreachable goals, or inflated sense of self, is doing them no favours. >> after the remarks, there was no standing ovation but some say the message was a wake up call for the young generation. we don't steer you wrong here that is well worth 12 minutes of watching super well written great messages there. still to come, the scandal that forever changed politics, water gate 40 years later. conquering the which he is peak bay. one -- chesapeake bay, one man's inspirational 4.5-mile journey. the class of 2012 went out in style in texas they broke out in a dance in their
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capgowns, seniors wowed the crowd the flash mob performed to a mix of black eyed peas songs. including i had the time of my life. ♪ [ music ] 
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this week marks the 40th anniversary of one of the biggest scandals to rock washington. bob barnard joins us from the hotel where four decades ago this scandal changed policy. >> reporter: next monday marks the break-in at the water gate office complex up there on the sixth floor at the time the democratic national committee was head quartered right now inside water gate the
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washington post is hosting a seminary looking back at the history and legacy of water gate. we will hear from bob woodward and carl bernstein whose investigation blew the lid off a wide campaign of corruption, carried out by president knickson and all the president -- knickson and all the president's men. john dean and bud crow just saw him one of the men who led the team of burglarthieves that carried out the dirty tricks on the president's behalf. nixon would become the only president to resign from office two years after the break-in here, august 1974, and the name water gate would come to symbolize the nightmarish national scandal and so much more brian, we will have our story about tonight's seminar on the 10:00 p.m. news. it should be interesting. >> live at the water gate hard to believe 40 years ago.
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plan to sell retail, in metro's under ground tunnels stalled. reported a contract between transit and its first client fell through. the company would have provided dvd rental kiosks inside penn station the move would have brought in $800,000 to metro over the next 8 years for now it appears the issue has been tabled. more than 600,000 swimmers attempted to cross the chesapeake bay swim challenge. the one competitor, was truly an inspiration to others. 38-year-old craig has no arms, no legs, but one giant heart. he swam the entire 4.5 miles to conquer the bay, and show everyone, that anything is possible. he battled the elements over the weekend and the other swimmers to finish the race in 3 hours he calls it his shining moment. >> another way to challenge yourself, you know, different strokes for different folks but just find some way to get out there and challenge yourself. many of the other swimmers say he did challenge them and
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they used his motivation to help them push and finish the last leg of that race. what a hero. >> just driving over the bridge. somebody with no arms and no legs >> by the way i am one of those people who can't even drive over the bridge. i am a mess outdoors, that is a beautiful story. >> we have we got. >> a big change coming we've got -- it was hot, 90 degrees again, yesterday was 92, saturday 91, cooler tomorrow but wetter. tropical moisture moving up in this direction. a pretty good soaking which we could use some times these come down so hard and fast we could have a couple issues. a live lookout side fairly dry this evening, we have had a couple showers here and there mostly south or west of dc and we are not going to completely eliminate them from the forecast, so far, so good. not much to kind of compromise, rush hour this evening, looks
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like everybody will get home in fine form. you can see that haze, initial cloud cover, lower and thicker as we go through overnight hours. in our weather headlines we are suggesting, you have that umbrella ready tomorrow, we think we will have times of heavy showers or a few embedded thunderstorms. not necessarily severe but they could pick up the rainfall rate these might be capable of dropping an inch and in some cases, more. we will head to lower 80s and they there most of the rest of the week, wednesday looks dry really just tomorrow we have to get through. random thunderstorms late inner the week but nothing like tomorrow. 90 today, dulles 87, bwi marshall 9, humidity somewhat in check but that will change too and it is in the district quite a range in temperatures we have had sunshine warmed up where clouds have been thick
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aerolittle cooler down to our south we have had showers here and there. so let me show you what the set up is, so you know why things are going to be different tomorrow. a cold front will move on through, bring us a dryer day wednesday. before this cold front gets to us there will be a lot of deep tropical moisture coming up from the south and we know this by looking at radar, not our sentinel radar live here, you can see a couple showers here and there around charlottesville getting closer here, over the last hour moving south to north. not a lot in our region we will keep an eye on that and see if it develops as we put everything in motion, you can see the clouds and then begin to see what is coming up from the south. this dropped 13 inches of rain over the weekend on parts of the southeast, desperate for rain. this kind of rain really runs off notice how that is curling up in our direction, we will watch that moisturementing up from the care lies, -- moisture coming up from the care lianas, as those two systems get -- carolinas, as those two systems
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get together, showers and tomorrows very mild. 72 degrees. off and on, showers and storms, any of them could have heavy rain, deep tropical moisture coming up from the south that temperature of 82 degrees. keep them in the forecast, 8:00 a.m., by noon, 81 with showers and maybe still a few showers and storms to chase tomorrow evening, 80 degrees, as the front rolls on through our area. only 82 degrees as a result, and tomorrow, by far and away the wetst day of the week. a little sunshine on wednesday, a couple showers thursday, and right now, we think the weekend, so far so good. i would not take that to the bank yet but so far so good. >> reminder you can check the weather any time when you download the fox 5 weather ap go to apples ap store, search dc weather and also on our website. >> last year they were rookies, lyndsey murphy up next with your sports edge. >> canadian researchers suspect
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some adults who have sleeping disorders may be afraid of the dark. a study of college students found good sleepers became used to noises in the night while students who had trouble sleeping were easily startled. do you see it ? there it is ! there it is ! where ? where ? it's getting away ! where is it ? it's gone. we'll find it. any day can be an adventure. that's why we got a subaru. love wherever the road takes you. wow, there it is.
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i am lyndsey murphy. nationals are on top of the world and nl east, they are feeling so good, gio gonzalez decided why not find a date to this weekend's gala on twitter. he is seeking a single lady to take with him. no word how many offers so far. yesterday against the red sox, bryce harper pinch hit top of the 9th and walked he is off, on to roger who comes through with the liner to right. harper with a mad dash never hesitates sent home by 3rd
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base. harper who was not supposed to play because of a sore back, scores the game winning home run. afterward the teen said he was not about to stop running. >> i am going just going, two outs you know, you don't really read anything. i knew i was getting 3 easy when i saw beau half way to third, telling me to keep going i went. >> you can't stop him you can only hope to contain him. >> red skins started their mandatory minicamp today close to the media and public these practices they will run through thursday. the players took physicals today will hit the field tomorrow for practice. after this week, they will have a break late july when training camp begins. red skins are expecting bigger things from their young back field. last year, rookies carried the load after a season ending injury, a fourth round pick, rushed for a team high, 149-
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yards, gained 328-yards on the ground, averages 5.9-yards. having a year under their belts, makes a world of difference in the nfl. coming in the last few games, it just gave me confidence not be so nervous and finally, confident. >> lit put some wrinkles on you know, just the quarterback, new schemes but i just think, having a year under your belt, like i said being able to focus on the little things, make the guys better players. today completion of the men's french open final, nadal, leading jokavitch two sets to one. we will start with nadal, he trailed, 2-1, 4th set but quickly drew even the spaniard took advantage of the ball, grilling the cross court
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winner, set tied 2 games a piece. so he entered with a chance to become the first man in 43 years to win four straight major titles but nadal won the fourth set, 7-5 making history, breaking the record he previously shared with bjorg. >> l.a. kings get a third opportunity to close out the devils the win their first stanley cup. game 6 is in l.a. tonight. brian if you are an l.a. fan you are just dying. >> i haven't watched >> my gorbachev >> thanks lyndsey -- my gosh,. thanks lyndsey, back here tonight at 10 [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approve this message.
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[ male announcer ] it started like this... i speak the language of business. i know how jobs are created. [ male announcer ] but it ended like this. one of the worst economic records in the country. when mitt romney was governor, massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs. a rate twice the national average. and fell to forty-seventh in job creation. fourth from the bottom. instead of hiring workers from his own state, romney outsourced call center jobs to india. he cut taxes for millionaires like himself... while raising them on the middle class... and left the state two point six billion deeper in debt.

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